There are 4 ways to get from Guangzhou to Shantou by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Train  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Guangzhou South to Shenzhen North Station Guangzhou - Hong Kong / ...
  2. Take the train from Shenzhen North to Chaoshan Shenzhen-Fuzhou South / ...

$41 - $74

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Bus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Guangzhou East to Guangdong Shantou

$19 - $21

2 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Guangzhou to Shantou 276 miles

$35 - $60

Line 6 subway, fly  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the line 6 subway from Yide Lu to Yantang
  2. Fly from Guangzhou (CAN) to Shantou (SWA) CAN - SWA

$39 - $558

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The cheapest way to get from Guangzhou to Shantou is to bus which costs ¥130 - ¥150 and takes 7 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Guangzhou to Shantou is to line 6 subway and fly which costs ¥260 - ¥3900 and takes 4 h 5 min.

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The distance between Guangzhou and Shantou is 355 km. The road distance is 441.6 km.

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The best way to get from Guangzhou to Shantou without a car is to train which takes 4 h 31 min and costs ¥280 - ¥550.

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It takes approximately 4 h 31 min to get from Guangzhou to Shantou, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Guangzhou to Shantou is to train which takes 4 h 31 min and costs ¥280 - ¥550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥130 - ¥150 and takes 7 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Guangzhou Airport to Shantou Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Yes, the driving distance between Guangzhou to Shantou is 442 km. It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to drive from Guangzhou to Shantou.

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China Southern Airlines offers flights from Guangzhou Airport to Shantou Airport.

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There are 57+ hotels available in Shantou. Prices start at $20 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Guangzhou to Shantou.
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  • Distance: 221.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 31 min

What companies run services between Guangzhou, China and Shantou, China?

You can take a train from Guangzhou to Shantou via Guangzhou South, Shenzhen North Station, Shenzhen North, and Chaoshan in around 4 h 31 min. Alternatively, China Bus Guide operates a bus from Guangzhou to Shantou hourly. Tickets cost $19 and the journey takes 6 h 30 min.

Airlines
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Guangzhou to Shantou
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $1,100
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Guangzhou South to Shenzhen North Station
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$12 - $14
1st Class Seat
$18 - $21
Business Class Seat
$35 - $45
Train from Shenzhen North to Chaoshan
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$24 - $28
1st Class Seat
$39 - $44
Business Class Seat
$75 - $90
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Shenzhen North to Chaoshan
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$15 - $20
1st Class Seat
$18 - $27
Bus operators
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Guangzhou East to Guangdong Shantou
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com

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